#CyberSecurity Conference in Lincoln for #NatlPrep #BadDayBag

Got invited to speak in Lincoln at the 2016 State of Nebraska Annual Cyber Security Conference. Great to have so many sponsors promoting CyberSecurity

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Incidentally, next month, October is National Cybersecurity Month.

Following the FBI is always a hard act to follow. Additionally, I was the after lunch speaker. Gish.

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Don’t worry, I’ll try to be serious. And yes, I’m wearing a tie.

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I’ll even play a few fun videos too.

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And they said try not to stand on any tables and chairs during class. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED~!

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Super fun time presenting to some new peeps including those who laughed at my new cat jokes. Special thanks to NIPC’s Leslie…

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…and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency’s Assistant Director Bryan and all the staff for the invite.

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Since it’s still September and still National Preparedness Month, don’t forget to have your #BadDayBag ready to go too.

BTW-people often ask what I do when I get stuck at an airport for 5+ hours.

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Hope this helps answer any questions.

@rusnivek

 

 

Programming my new national weather service radio

Saturday Training: New National Weather Service portable Radio for rapid evacuation.

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Along with the correct frequency, don’t forget to program the exact SAME code so that you can get county specific information

If you live in NE Ohio, you can find your frequency and SAME code here.

Always #SafetySur

@rusnivek

P.S. This is my third weather radio as I already have a desk version and another portable.

Packed September for 3 different regions with #NatlPrep

August was quite the month of new stuff, and in true form, September will be just as exciting.

I am sure know that September is my most favorite month right? September is National Preparedness month where I’ll be featuring a whole bunch of different preparedness plans and you can participate and better prepare you and your family for disasters or emergencies. All of it…totally free!

But for the rest of the month, here’s the plan:

First week: I’ll be presenting at the Nebraska Infrastructure Protection Conference on Social Media intelligence and disasters. On day-2 of the conference, I’ll be giving the my national keynote presentation: Task Force Deployment to St. Bernard Parish Louisiana – Lower 9th Ward. Region-7 boom!

Second week: I’ll be presenting at the State of Kentucky Governor’s Emergency Management Workshop rolling out the brand new G-270.4 Recovery from Disaster course. Two days of critical recovery classes in Region-4…with me!

Third week: I’ll be in Columbus doing some Mass Fatality TtT classes with Ohio EMA and then delivering another Social Media course to Franklin County EMA. Back in Region-5.

Fourth week: We have the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s PIO Symposium (Friday September 25th, 2015) in Columbus.

And the Fifth week: I just might have some time to do some paperwork. Sigh.

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This will be a tough first few weeks, but looking forward to the various regions.

And remember: Make your emergency plan today.

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@rusnivek

Cleveland Fire death announcement

I am deeply saddened by the horrific shooting and death of Cleveland Fire Lt. William Walker in Cleveland, Ohio. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this senseless tragedy, especially his family and loved ones.

Will was a seasoned EMS instructor and was well liked by all of us in the Fire/EMS community…But most importantly, Will was a friend.

As local law enforcement agencies continue to respond to and investigate this tragic event, all emergency services in here in NE Ohio will provide any support necessary in the ongoing investigation.

For more details, Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire will hold a presser in 30 minutes (11/04/13 at 1200 EST).

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@rusnivek

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